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1. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ CASE V-42. WWII Original V-42 Case Stiletto. This item was “ ON HOLD “ but was never paid for … Now RELISTED ~ Blade retains 95% of the blue finish with light thinning at the tip. Full blade measures 7 ¼”. Pommel retains 95% of its blue and the guard retains 90% of its blackening. Blade is absolutely unsharpened. The handle is in excellent, unmarked condition; no dings, crack or drying. The original scabbard is in excellent plus condition; all leather is supple, snap strap is supple, snap works fine and only a small amount of staining…see pictures. Original tie-down.
2. Consignment ~ 5/1 ~ US M-3 R.C.CO. Blade marked M-3. Excellent Plus condition. Retaining 99% of the bluing on the blade. Handle, guard and pommel are tight, with very sharp lines on the leather washers. One collector thinks it may have been refinished, so I’m going to price it as such. Proper M-8 scabbard.
3. SOLD------------------------------Consignment ~ 5/1 ~ US M-3 Blade dated PAL 1943. I believe this knife is upsharpened as issued. Guard, pommel and handle are all tight. Hard to upgrade this knife. As you know, PAL blade dated M-3’s were issued with Moose Co. M-6 scabbards. This Moose Co. scabbard is in 95% condition with only a couple of very small stains. Snap strap is intact and works. All leather is supple with no cracks anywhere.
4. Cole’s US Military Knives Book III. This book is in absolutely new condition with the only wear on the dust cover.
5. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era CASE utility knife. 5 ¼” blade shows some sharpening. No pitting or rust anywhere on this bright blade. Pic bone slab grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips. Two tiny brass rivets. Original scabbard is in rough shape with snap strap broken but all pieces are present and with cuts at the mouth of the scabbard (see pictures).
6. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set. MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades. Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.
7. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade. MINT condition.
8. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era Army Air Corps Knife. Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N.Y. Full Blade shows very careful sharpening with one nick in edge (see pictures). Full 5” Ideal style blade (no doubt patterned after Marbles 5” Ideal). Double brass guard and pommel and handle all very tight. I believe this is a replacement scabbard that fits very nicely and has been with the knife for a long time. A VERY NICE EXAMPLE.
9. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard. Blade measures 5 ½”. Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.
10. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 16 Diver’s Knife. MINT condition. Stainless 7” blade. Pancake waxed diver sheath.
11. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ WWII OSS Model #3 Smatchet. Very rare and in MINT condition. This is the Smatchet in Silvey’s WWII Book, Pg. 147. Parkerized blade.
12. Consignment ~ DS ~ Vietnam Era Marine Recon Knife. 100% original with original scabbard. Blade marked KIFFE JAPAN. Retains over 90% or original blue finish. No sharpening or pitting. Some minor spotting at the tip of the 6 1/8” blade. Steel guard and pommel. Handle is tight. Very nice example.
13. WWII Era U.S. M-4 PAL M-1 Carbine Bayonet. 6 5/8” blade retains about 80% of its finish. 3 small nicks in the sharp edge can only be seen from one side. Guard is tight. Handle is tight with no cracked washers or spacers. M-8 A-1 scabbard.
14. Consignment ~ DM ~ Australia Wood Gripped Combat Knife, as shown in Ron Flook’s book, British & Comm. Military Knives Page 174. Blade is 6” long with few spots of light pitting on both sides. May have been sharpened once. Blade mark is WE for Whittinglowe. Guard is steel and marked on the inside a broad arrow and an I beneath. Handles are wood held on with 3 rivets. No sheath.
15. Consignment ~ DM ~ Remington M-1917 bayonet converted to fighting knife. Blade has been shortened to 7” and sharpened on both sides. Blade is marked 1913 8 17 Remington in a circle. Reverse is marked broad arrow over a crown. A9 X U.S. kind of busy. Steel guard has been modified. Original grooved wood grips w/small chip missing from underside. Locking mech. removed. Sheath most interesting. Middle of belt hanger stamped broad arrow and 21 under that. Back of sheath London Trade Mark Standard. Back of belt hanger marked D. Mason & Sons underneath that WA SA not totally readable.
16. Consignment ~ DM ~ USM 3 1943 Fighting Knife. Blade bright w/some discoloration, full and only lightly sharpened. Guard is marked U.S. M3 A.C.C. (Aerial Cutlery Co.) 8 grooved leather handle. Handled a lot. Steel butt cap is double pinned & proofed w/flaming bomb. Leather sheath is rough. Marked US M6 MILSCO 1943. Keeper strap has snap missing and pistol belt hanger has been removed. This knife appears to have been field carried a lot.
17. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife.
18. Vietnam Era Puma Bowie Knife. Circa 1970. It was told to me that this knife was carried by a door gunner in the 1st Air Cav. based out of AnKhe. Very good plus condition with some spotting on both sides but no pitting that I can see. Mostly just spotting. Very sharp but all honest wear. The stud for hold down strap is missing. The strap and scabbard are very soft and supple. You can’t really see how the stud pulled out, but it’s not there. The stag handles are solid with no cracks or chips. A very nice piece overall.
19. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 500 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era. Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding. Guard, handle and pommel are tight. Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion. Proper scabbard complete with stone. Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.
20. Consignment ~ TV ~ WWII Era E.G. Waterman. Plated 6 3/8” Sawback blade appears unsharpened, but does have quite a bit of plating “leaching.” No rust or pitting. Wood handle has 2 cracks
(typical) and has carved “KC” in one side. Tight guard and pommel. Excellent original left hand sheath.
21. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
22. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
23. Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked. Tight guard. Excellent handle, tight pommel. Finish has been removed from blade, then polished. Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting. Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat. Snap strap works fine. Original leg tie down in place.
24. Consignment GS~ WWII Kabar 6” Commando. 5 7/8” bright blade appears to be unsharpened except for the ¾” tip where some sharpening is evident. Original scabbard is very nice and is intact. Guard, handle and pommel are tight.
25. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
26. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
27. US M-6 Bayonet, Aerial Cutlery Co. New in original box and wrapper. Package dated May 1961. Bayonet only—no scabbard was shipped in this package. Package has been carefully opened.
28. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
29. Consignment ~ JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.
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Wilkinson Sword Tom Beasley F/S---Early 3 Panel Etch---The blade is 6 1/2"
long with no sharpening or pitting. It has the early 3 panel etch that was
used from 1946 to 1947 on one side "Hand Forged By Tom Beasley / The Famous
Sword Smith / Of Stalingrad Sword Fame". The other side has the
Wilkinson Logo and "Commando / Fighting Knife / World War / 1939-1945".
The finish is a little dull and may have been cleaned for whatever reason.
The guard has the correct gilt finish. The handle is Ivorine with no damage.
It comes with the original and correct black leather scabbard with gilt top
and bottom mounts. Ref: Flook-The F/S Fighting Knife pg 182-183.------Quite
Rare F/S-----$ 1100.00
2. WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting
Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at
the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER"
upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double
guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of
steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is
an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for
other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 1050.00
Phrobis Intl M9A1---Tan----Mint----The blade is 7 1/8" long and marked "M9A1
/ Phrobis Int'l / Spain" on one side and "U.S.A. / Pat. No. / 4,821,356" on
the other. This is the improved version of the M9 bayonet with the improved
sheath design. Not many made and desirable in the tan color.-----Mint-----$
4. WWII Barteaux Fighting
Knife----The heavy blade is 5 1/2" long with sharpening along the cutting
edge. There is a fuller on each side. The aluminum handle has no damage and
is in the Murphy Combat style. The original sheath has been modified to
accept the slanted guard. The snap works fine. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 81------$ 175.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------------WWII Elliott Arms Co. Fighting
Knife----During WWII Elliott Arms Co. of Kansas City, MO made fighting
knives from Model 1905 bayonets. I have seen several of these over the years
and lucky to see one with the label intact. The blade is 7 1/4" long with
light sharpening along the cutting edge. All markings were removed and all
metal was deeply blued. It comes with a WWII USN marked leather scabbard.
You can tell that the knife has been with the scabbard from the beginning.
------Scarce Fighting Knife-----$ 175.00
6. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo----Mint In The Box-----The black blade is 11" long and mint. It comes
with a mint scabbard, original cardboard sleeve for the scabbard, original
box and plastic sleeve. Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg
7. WWII John Ek Model 9----Marine
Model----The blade is 7" long with some sharpening along the cutting edge
and false edge. There is no rust or pitting. It is marked "9 / F534" at the
ricasso and also has the John Ek mark on the blade. The original handle was
replaced with a wood EGW handle or it might of been a special request.
Either way, it is very nicely done. It comes with the original John Ek
scabbard. Unusual John Ek Knife------$ 550.00
8. WWII Unmarked M3 With M6
Scabbard---This is a set that was made at the end of the war to be sold
commercially. The guard is unmarked and the original WWII L&C M6 scabbard
has had the markings marked out and a piece of leather was put over the staples. The
blade has a little use, mainly towards the tip. The leather handle is solid
with early black spacers at each end. The M3 was made by Imperial.---$
WWI-WWII LF&C 1918 Knuckle Knife-----The blade is 6 7/8" long with some
light sharpening marks along the cutting edge and some finish loss at the
tip. It retains aprox 85% original black finish. The handle has the LF&C
markings with no damage and full guards. It has an unusual brass butt cap.
It comes with a leather scabbard that has been with the knife for a long
time, which suggests it was carried during WWII. Ref: Cole III pg
10. SOLD---------------------------------------------Bulgarian AK
Bayonet----Mint----The sawback blade is 6 1/4" long and mint. The handle is
marked with a Circle 10. It comes with the original mint
SOLD------------------------------------------ Non-Magnetic Dive Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long and is unused. One
side has a cutting edge and the other side is fully serrated. It is marked "Siebe
Gorman &Co. *". The * indicates it is non-magnetic. The handle is black
bakelite or black plastic with brass fittings. It comes with the original
brass scabbard and canvas hanger. The corrosion on the back side of the
scabbard is from the canvas hanger. I believe this knife is from the 50's or
60's. Several Countries used this knife in their Military.-----$ 165.00
12. WWII Kabar USMC-----Exc
Plus-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch of sharpening. It is marked
"Ka-Bar" on one side and "USMC" on the other. The leather handle is unused.
It comes with the original scabbard that has some fancy tooling on the
front. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 94 top-----Nice----$ 375.00
13. WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long with a central fuller. It has
a brass knuckle bow with 4 steel points. The handle is made of fiber and
brass spacers with finger grooves. The pommel is aluminum. It comes with the
original leather scabbard that was made for the knife. The snap works
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
WWII Pal Mark 1----Mint----The blade is 5 1/4" long and mint. It is marked "U.S.N.
/ Mark I" on one side and "RH Pal 35" on the other. The leather handle is
unused. It comes with the original USN MK1 scabbard that retains the green
waxed paper wrap at the throat. Ref: Cole III pg 81 #23-----Mint----$ 195.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting Knife---Exc Plus-----The double edge blade is 8" long
and the knife is 13" overall. The blade is unused but does have a little
mottling from age. It is a full tang knife with wood handles held with large
brass pins. It is marked "U.S.N." on the blade and A.H. Stallings on the
handle. It comes with the original mint leather scabbard. It is marked "U.S.N."
on the face and "AHS" on the back. Really Neat Theater Fighter------$ 250.00
16. Vietnam Special Forces Round
Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and
mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are
unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the
original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey
Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 425.00
17. SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Case Survival
Machete---Mint-----The blue blade is 10" long and Mint. It is marked "CaseXX".
The wood handles are mint. It comes with the original blade guard that is
mint. Did I say this is mint? :-) No doubt the best one I have
ever seen or had. Ref: Cole III pg 139 #5----$ 250.00
18. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The blade is 8 1/4" long with light use and a couple dark spots.
The guard is steel. The handles are wood with aluminum inserts. It comes
with the original leather scabbard that has rawhide lacings and wood
Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in
the wrap---you get to open it. You might want to save the first two
pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
SOLD----------------------------------------------WWII Unmarked EGW Fighting
Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long with light use. The oval steel guard and
butt cap are a little loose--as most are. The unused handle is made of
leather and aluminum spacers. It comes with the original leather scabbard
that is in exc plus condition. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg
21. WWII Western Baby Shark----Exc----The
blade is 4 3/4" long with very light use. I see no sharpening. It has an
unusual brass guard. The leather handle is solid. It comes with a nice
scabbard that has a couple stitches separated. The snap works fine. Ref:
Cole III pg 62-----$ 110.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------Vietnam Frank & Warren Survival Tool----Minty----The blade is 10" long and
unused. It has the Frank & Warren markings on the blade. The leather handle
is unused. The zippered case is complete with Sharpening Stone, Burning Lens
and Instructions, and Lacing. The case is dated "67".-----Ref: Cole III pg
23. Warther Half Scale Bowie
Knife----Made by Dale Warther in 1984 for the Western Reserve Cutlery
Association. Dale Warther was the son of famed WWII knife maker Ernest
Warther. The Bowie style blade is 5 1/2" long with a brass back that is
marked "Dale Warther" on one side and "1984" on the other. It is also marked
"W.R.C.A." on the top. The blade is marked "10 of 20" at the ricasso. It has
a brass guard and a brass full tang. The handles are African Blackwood held
by 4 pins. It comes with the original wild cherry wood display box.
24. WWII Converted Fighting
Knife----This is one of the utility knives that was converted to a fighting
knife for the War effort. The thin single edge blade is 6" long with some
sharpening. The aluminum guard was slid over the blade, bent to match the
handle and tacked into place. I have seen a number of these done the same
way over the years. The 2 knives on page 173 of Bill Wright's Theater Knives
book have the same guard. The handles are a wood fiber type material. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine.----$ 50.00
25. Reference Book "The Skinning
Knife" by M.H.Cole. Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First
Printing 1996----Unused----$ 30.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWI 1917 A.C.Co. Knuckle Knife
with Leather Sheath----The blade is 8 7/8" long and unused. It does have a
couple small spots of old corrosion. The knuckle bow and wood handle are in
excellent condition. It comes with an original leather scabbard---one that
Cole calls an "Alternate Scabbard". The very tip of the scabbard has a tear.
Ref: Cole III pg 23 for both knife & scabbard------$ 350.00
Note: No Paypal On this item
SOLD------------------------------------Gerber Command II----Mint In The
Box-----The blade is 7" long and mint. It has the Gerber mark on one side
and "009351" on the other. The handle is mint. The original scabbard is mint
with all lacings. It comes with the original box, foam liner, plastic bag
and care card dated 5/80.-------Mint------$ 285.00
"A NEW BOOK"---SOG
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book by Michael W. Silvey in the military knife series. It covers a narrow
area of collecting and helps the collector identify honest specimens and
dis-tinguish them from fakes. The for-mat is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is
all in color. The soft cover book is less than fifty pages but includes all
the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will
be valuable to both the new and advanced collector. The printing is limited
to 2,000 copies. The book retails for $20 plus shipping. Whole-sale prices are available
81. Reference Book--KNIVES of the
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
83. FAKE F/S--The following information is being
presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon. (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.
The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut. The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.
Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades really are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.
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